12 Leadership Lists to Help You Lead, Climb and Thrive

Here at Be Leaderly, we love leadership lists!

Whether it is 10 killer leadership skills, 4 questions for your mentor, or 8 types of courage, many of our top Be Leaderly posts are in list form.

Why do readers love lists? I appreciate how easy they are to use as a checklist of ideas to translate into action. And as Maria Konnikova writes in the New Yorker, “… a list is perfectly designed for our brain. We are drawn to it intuitively, we process it more efficiently, and we retain it with little effort.”

So here are twelve bite-sized servings of leaderly brain food! This list of lists is made up of our most-read, most-shared articles, ready for you to process, retain, and apply as you lead, climb and thrive.

Be Leaderly’s Top Twelve Leadership Lists

1.   4 Types of Questions To Ask Your Mentor

2.  5 Things Women Leaders Should Stop Doing. TODAY.

3.  15 Songs for Your Leadership Playlist

4.  5 Ways to be a Leader, Not a Manager

5.  9 Traits of Exceptional Leaders

6.  9 Qualities of Female Leaders Who Get Beyond the Glass Ceiling

7.  10 Killer Leadership Skills: The Great Differentiators?

8.  4 Characteristics of Leaders Who Get Hired and Promoted

9.  6 Critical Missteps That Hurt Your Career Advancement

10.  8 Types of Courage for Aspiring Leaders

11.  10 Things You Need To Manage Before You Manage Others

12.  11 Leadership Lessons Learned

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A leading authority on women’s leadership, Jo Miller is a sought-after, dynamic, and engaging speaker, delivering more than 70 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women. Her expertise lies in helping women lead, climb, and thrive in their corporate careers. Jo has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and teach workshops for women’s leadership conferences, women’s professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate women’s initiatives. Jo is CEO of leadership development, consulting and research firm Be Leaderly. Learn more about her speaking engagements at www.JoMiller.net and follow @Jo_Miller on Twitter.

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